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squeeze

squeeze

 
 
pronunciation:
skwiz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: squeezed, squeezes, squeezing
definition 1: to press firmly together; compress.
synonyms:
compress
similar words:
crush, pinch, press
definition 2: to exert pressure on or crush so as to extract something from.
She squeezed grapefruit for juice.
similar words:
crush, press, wring
definition 3: to hug.
synonyms:
embrace, hug, press
similar words:
cuddle, enfold, grasp
definition 4: to press into a small or crowded space.
He squeezed two more people into the elevator.
synonyms:
cram, jam
similar words:
crowd, impact, pack, press, ram, wedge
definition 5: (informal) to extort money from.
similar words:
blackmail, enforce, extort
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to force one's way through a crowd or confined space (usu. fol. by through or in).
similar words:
cram, jam, muscle, press, push, wedge
definition 2: to exert pressure or force.
synonyms:
press
similar words:
crush, push
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of squeezing.
similar words:
compression, constriction, embrace, pinch
definition 2: the state of being squeezed.
similar words:
compression, constriction
definition 3: an embrace; hug.
synonyms:
embrace, hug
similar words:
clasp, clinch
definition 4: a firm handshake.
similar words:
clasp, clutch, grasp, grip
definition 5: an amount of something that is extracted by squeezing.
similar words:
dram, drop, pinch
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derivations: squeezable (adj.), squeezer (n.)
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